What would Hollywood be without superhero movies?

Marielle Segarra Apr 25, 2019
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From left, President of Marvel Studios/producer Kevin Feige with "Avengers: Endgame" stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 23 in Los Angeles. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

What would Hollywood be without superhero movies?

Marielle Segarra Apr 25, 2019
From left, President of Marvel Studios/producer Kevin Feige with "Avengers: Endgame" stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 23 in Los Angeles. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney
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The latest Avengers movie, “Endgame,” is already breaking box office records — and it hasn’t even opened nationally. It’s the latest entry in the genre of films that’s come to dominate the box office over the past decade. Superhero films account for about a quarter of box office revenue, and last year, six of the 10 top grossing films in North America featured superheroes, according to ComScore.

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